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Apr 20, 2010 7:00am EDT
in the district in the 3600 block of alabama avenue southeast. the driver of a toyota vehicle you see there was killed after being struck by a speeding van. a child who was riding in that car is said to be in critical condition. witnesses said the van was traveling dangerously fast. the driver of the van was freed from the collision that sparked a small fire. there is no word on if any charges will be filed. >>> as a murder mystery of a d.c. principal deepens, the neighbors say the lack of details leave them worried. it likely happened after 11:30 wednesday night when friends last spoke to him and 7:00 a.m. thursday when he failed to show up for school. his home and a stolen suv are two key pieces of evidence. >> many times there is receipts or other papers left behind for -- by people who steal vehicles or who are in them for some period of time. we want to look at that information and see if it will direct us to who is responsible, who was in that car. >> we don't believe that this was a random act. while we can't fully rule out that it might be random, we believe that there was som
FOX
Apr 14, 2010 9:00am EDT
the purpose was to recover commitment to the effort in haiti. >>> and many toyota customers uneasy and so what is the company doing to ease customers. we'll talking to the general manager of toyota electronics next. >>> and a missing girl was found in florida. we'll have the details coming up. >>> welcome back. another big story we're following this morning, more bad news for toyota. it's upscale lexus suv was hit with a safety rating so bad that consumers are being told not to buy it. consumer reports gave the lexus gx 460 a don't-buy rating. the group says the vehicle's electronic traction control doesn't react fast enough and can't stop the vehicle from rolling over. it's the first time in nine years the group has issued that warning. this is the latest in a string of issues the auto giant is working to fix. the company said it is committed to vehicle quality and safety and trying to rin back customer trust. joining us is general electrical engineer for toyota. and let's talk about the latest thing to crop up. consumer reports telling consumers not to buy this vehicle until they fix it. wha
FOX
Apr 14, 2010 7:00am EDT
for them yesterday. investigators blame the crash on pilot error. >>> toyota's up scale lexus gx 460 has been given a don't-buy rating by consumer reports. it is said the vehicle traction control cannot stop the vehicle from rolling over. it's the first time in nine years consumer reports has issued that warning. toyota said they conducted similar tests and didn't find that problem and meets or exceeds all of the government federal testing. >>> coming up at 9:00 we'll talk with a representative from toyota and we'll see if they are able to offer insight into the latest issue for the automaker. >>> first lady michelle obama makes a surprise stop off in her first solo international trip. >>> and west virginia governor calling for an independent investigation into the deadly mine explosion. >>> and coming up next, the district looking to raise parking fees and fines to raise much-needed revenue for the city. officials say it's to help encourage good driving but triple-a said it's unfair. lon anderson from triple-a atlantic will join us to explain that view. time now 7:11. it's 45 degrees. 
FOX
Apr 19, 2010 9:00am EDT
many blame for causing the financial crisis. >>> and a record fine and toyota agrees to pay up. it's over the faulty gas pedals. an official from toyota said the company isn't admitting fault but wants to move on. the $16.4 million fine is the largest government penalty ever issued. federal investigators say toyota waited four months to issue a recall. >>> we just heard our travel reporter ben mutt gala talk about this. five major airlines promising not to charge dor carry-on bags. it's american, delta, united, and jet blue. all of this stums from a recent announcement from spirit airlines that this company will charge up to $45 per carry-on luggage starting this summer. >> when they took away the meals, the water, even the pillows, we said that's life. when they started charging for checked baggage, we didn't like it, but charging for a carry-on bag is a step over the line because that's part and parcel of flying. >> spirit airlines said it still plans to impose the fee. meantime one airline missing from that we promised not to charge you is continental, which is said to be in mer
FOX
Apr 20, 2010 9:00am EDT
into a toyota with two children ages 2 and 11 inside. the driver of the toyota was killed. witnesses say the van was going dangerously fast. >> it lift up in the air and knock the the street line down off the post and it flipped two times before it hit the ground. i mean this guy was booking. and i mean he hit this car so hard, to throw the van up in the air like that, i know he was passing me at every bit of 100. >> police helped release the driver of the van. one of the children is in critical condition. no word on whether charges will be filed. >>> police have released a time line leading up to the death of a d.c. middle school principal. investigators say it's likely brian betts was killed sometime after 11:30 last wednesday night. the investigation centers around betts' silver spring home and stolen suv. that was dumbed in southeast d.c. between noon and 3:00 p.m. on friday. witnesses saw two people get out and run away. >> we don't believe that this was a random act. while we can't fully rule out that it might be random, we believe that there was some connection with mr. betts and his kill
FOX
Apr 23, 2010 9:00am EDT
ask allison. this week i'm getting to the bottom of one viewer's concerns about a toyota recall that effected her firsthand. we'll have that for you next. >>> and here is another look at today's trivia question. which was the only team to have a better win-loss record for the redskins. have to think about this one. the giants, the cowboys, the dolphins or the san francisco 49ers? the answ coming up -- coming up later. >>> charlie wilson from the gap band is here today. know the stain. after an alpaca? i have. it was awesome. ♪ call 1-800-steemer crafted to be exceptionally smooth... decadently rich... delightful... chocolate... bliss. hershey's bliss chocolate. crafted for bliss. ♪ ¿por que no probamos esto? ♪ old el paso. a special blend of seasoning... for especially delicious tacos. feed your fiesta! kids are hungry after school. that's why i always have totino's pizza rolls. big pizza taste. in a bite size roll. kids can't resist their delicious pizza flavor. totino's pizza rolls. the pizza way to snack. what do you guys want to do? both: make rice krispie® treats! s
FOX
Apr 15, 2010 7:00am EDT
. >>> making headlines in the 7:00 hour now, toyota says nears are working -- engineers are working to correct the stability problems on the lexus gx 460. the magazine consumer reports slapped a do not buy rating on this truck. detroit immediately stopped selling the models in the u.s. and has not decided if it will conduct a recall yet. toyota said it does plan on testing the safety of all of the sport utility models again. >>> today president obama is expected to announce details of his long-term plans for nasa. instead of flying new rockets to the moon, the president wants to rely on private companies to fly into space over the next few years while developing a big new government rocket. it includes greater investment in innovation and more missions of. but several former astronauts, including neil armstrong do not approve. buzz aldrin, however, does approve of the president's new plan. >>> signs this morning of another big story in washington. they are getting ready for a big party down at freedom plaza. a tea party with a strong message for the government on this tax day. the nation's cap
FOX
Apr 19, 2010 7:00am EDT
behind with the u.s. geological survey. >>> toyota getting ready to leave a p.r. nightmare in the rearview mirror and today they will decide if they will fight over the faulty gas pedals or pay the $16.4 million fine. the company is ready to write the check. toyota has had evidence about sticky gas pedals but waited four months to issue the recall. >>> the fed picking up the pace in a criminal investigation of former mortgage giant countrywide financial corporation and its role in the meltdown of the housing industry. the paper did not offer details on what charges could emerge. a grand jury began hearing testimony last year. >>> the president planning to take his pitch for financial reform on the road. a white house spokeswoman announced the president will travel to different parts of the country lobbying for new rules for wall street. no word on where he plans to visit or when he will head out but the hope is getting the public on his side could help put the pressure on republicans who oppose the bill. they say it creates more problems than it solves. >>> pope benedict xv
FOX
Apr 13, 2010 7:00am EDT
toyota grow. >> reporter: it takes more than just rising roadsides. >> we're reversing a downward trend inside the beltway. >> reporter: it's bringing in a new way of thinking along with a new difficulting. >> with the new art building they expect to add 5,000 residents without adding to the environmental burden. you can see the rest of the cool cities on our website, myfoxdc.com. >> thanks, mel. >>> it is 7:48 right now. 53 degrees out there. singing, dancing, talking plants. recognize that? little shop of horrors has it all. >> holly is at ford theater this morning. >> reporter: they don't necessarily going together. receipt re, humor, sci-fi and horror and why else wouldn't you burst into song. it is the little shop of horrors and it is at the historic ford theateare getting action. two puppeteers will show us why you need to see this version of the show and you need to see it here. it's all next on fox 5 morning news. stay with us.  >>> if you are not familiar with little shop of horrors, it got it's start as a cult comedy from back in the '60s and it was made into
FOX
Apr 6, 2010 9:00am EDT
operation. >>> we have a fox 5 follow-up this morning. the feds have slapped a $16.4 million fine on toyota. that's the biggest penalty ever issued by the transportation department against a car company. officials say toyota took too long to tell the government about those defective gas pedals and they knew about the problem back in september and didn't issue the recall until january. they have two weeks to either appeal the fine or pay up. >>> well if your home is on the market, you want to listen closely to the next guest. housing specialist steven fuller is back with an update on area home sales. steven, thank you for joining us and steven is the director for regional analysis for george mason university. and when you were here several weeks ago you talked about a new wave of foreclosures to come and what that could mean for people looking to buy with all of the foreclosed homes. is that still the same on a national basis, the outlook. >> the housing maet is much stronger today than it was two months ago. and the march data aren't out yet but we expect them to be quite good after a week
FOX
Apr 21, 2010 9:00am EDT
with involuntary manslaughter. he drove his van over the center line. crashed into a toy toyota and killed mary. >>> the district's hope for a vote in congress dashed yet again. the majority leader announcing that the house will not take up the voting rights bill anytime soon. there is a new draft of the bill that city leaders and members of congress that believe would weak in the district's gun laws. the search moving forward. there are 10 people on the shortlist of nominees to replace jean-paul stevens. president barack obama is meeting today with members of the judiciary committee. he hopes to have his pick confirmed in time for the fall. >>> this morning the nation is remembering a civil rights icon. dorothy height passed away on tuesday. height gave 40 years of is service to the platform of negro women. she may not have gained the celebrity status she played a key role in opportunities. joins us live from virginia this morning to talk about the life and legacy is alexis. thank you for joining us. can you tell us your thoughts on her passing and a little bit about your relationship. seein
FOX
Apr 6, 2010 7:00am EDT
. >>> and toyota recalls leading to more trouble. at 8:00 this morning the federal government slapping the company with a new record penalty. that is coming up in a few minutes. >>> and an update on the situation in haiti. d.c. congresswoman eleanor holmes norton is back today from a trip to the earthquake ravaged region and she'll join us live as well. stay with us. 7:39. can i eat heart healthy without giving up taste? a man can only try... and try...and try. i heard eating whole grain oats can help lower my cholesterol. it's gonna be tough...so tough. my wife and i want to lower our cholesterol, but finding healthy food that tastes good is torturous. your father is suffering. [ male announcer ] honey nut cheerios tastes great and can help lower cholesterol. bee happy. bee healthy. ♪ [ wind howling ] [ male announcer ] it balances you... [ water crashing ] [ male announcer ] ...it fills you with energy... and it gives you what you're looking for to live a more natural life, in a convenient two bar pack. this is nature valley... delicious granola bars made with 100% natural ingredients. nature
FOX
Apr 15, 2010 9:00am EDT
safety. >> reporter: and police are asking the commune toyota be saint as the -- patient as the investigation goes along. they have to work with state's attorneys office and the fbi to get to the bottom of this. as we get further into the investigation it's likely we'll learn the names of all of those involved that night. live in palmer park, maryland, sarah simmons, fox 5 news. back to you. >>> now to a wrongful conviction. in january donald gates was exonerated after spending more than 28 years in prison. his conviction for murder was based on faulty evidence by an fbi analyst. now the d.c. public defender service wants a investigation into the lab. a partial review was done in march and so far they have found 20 investigations and found the lab skim inners didn't pay - examiners didn't involve the lab. >>> a training memo meant to help police officers, and in the memo officers were told to ask if there was anything unusual about the suspect, for example, did they have large lips? the chief has apologized and the example on the document has been changed to facial scar o
FOX
Apr 21, 2010 7:00am EDT
of alabama avenue on monday and crashed into a toyota killing mary and injuring four children. >>> an actor gets caught up on a real life drama in washington, d.c. cal penn found himself attacked by a group of men on tuesday night. they forced him to the ground. took his wallet, his government id and his cell phone. >>> a theft in virginia. somebody stole the trunk of a car, but they left behind the rest of the vehicle and the valuables inside of the vehicle. all that they wanted was the trunk. so, we wanted to know why? >> reporter: this neighborhood it mostly quiet and residents have been able to keep a lid on crime. however, on tuesday morning -- a rude awakening. >> so, i came around to the back of the trunk. >> reporter: in fact, she did a double take. yes. the trunk was gone. >> what would be the purpose of stealing a trunk. nothing was disturbed. i had a suitcase, a tool set. my glove proxwas open. >> her honda is an item. the lid of the trunk higher. >> i had my car scratches. people who attempted to break in. now, it has escalated to the point. >> reporter: it is clear that the thi
FOX
Apr 8, 2010 7:00am EDT
of the stories making headline this is morning. toyota under fire for an e-mail exchange between company executives. and in the e-mail obtained by the associated press, u.s. public relations decker miller alluded to knowing about the gas pedals five days before the massive recall. he told a colleague, quote, the time to hide this one is over. the japanese automaker said in a statement that it does not comment on internal company communications. >>> the snowiest winter in d.c. leaving road work for crews. they filled more than 7600 potholes during most recent pothole paluza. it ended on monday. more than 15,000 potholes have been filled since january 1st. >>> the recent wave of hot weather causing some trouble. d.c. fire crews seeing a higher number of emergency calls. the department has had to add six additional units to the street to keep up with demand. health problems raise from asthma to dehydration and heat exhaustion. and in addition to those hot temperatures, a lot of folks dealing with the allergy issues. i have a -- what should be a plaque vehicle which has been green for the la
FOX
Apr 22, 2010 7:00am EDT
of vehicular homicide might be the victim of a toyota manufacturing glitch. a new inspection of the vehicle shows there might have been a problems problem with the cruise control in his 1996 camry. he said he tried to slow down and he couldn't. the accident killed three people. but prosecutors maintain the car did not have a cruise control on any recall lists. >>> a drop in motorcycle accidents last year and it's due to the economy not helmet laws. 5200 deaths were reported in 2008. the study found a 10% drop in 2009. the study's author think it is due to a cutback in recreational driving because the economy was tighter. >>> it's supposed to protect computers from viruses and other programs but mcafee software was the culprit yesterday instead. it posted an update and that made the software identify a normal windows file as a virus. so computers and hospitals, schools and companies kept rebooting. mcafee has posted a new update to eliminate the problem. >>> 8:25 on this thursday morning. coming up, we'll check out other stories making headlines this morning. >>> and then of course we rememb
FOX
Apr 27, 2010 7:00am EDT
't take action it can snow ball and you can end up in a situation like you have with toyota where if someone doesn't speak up in a way that gets some action or results, you're going to end up on the front page of the wall street journal. >> i think it's probably idealistic to assume that teaching ethics in business school will eradicate the world of improper people but i'm optimistic coming out of this place is what we'll see is enough individuals doing positive things that will end up sadly not making these big events disappear, but i think put them in their proper context. >> reporter: so professor roberts hopes to continue the teaching of ethics will curb if not prevent future disasters in the world of business. jonathan seare, fox news. >>> an economic boost for virginia. northrup grumman is moving its headquarters to the commonwealth. the ceo is looking into two locations. one near dulles airport and the other in crystal city near the pentagon. they are currently employing 300 people at their corporate head quarters in los angeles. >>> and if you are looking for work, you can
FOX
Apr 29, 2010 7:00am EDT
month or so. >>> toyota recalling recalling 50,000 sequoia 2003 models. there may be a problem with the electronic stability control to maintain traction when you turn. in some cases the stability control could activate at slow speeds and prevent it from accelerating as quickly as you would expect. >>> no one expected to see this at a tulsa, oklahoma parking garagech the driver of this mercedes said his foot got stuck under the gas pedal. the car crashed through the wall six stories up. luckily he is okay, however several cars on the ground were damaged by falling debris. >>> still ahead, a first look at people's magazine at the world's most beautiful people. and we'll talk about that list and chat about who is the most beautiful. >>> but first we'll check in with holly morris who is hanging out with the ace of cakes. >> reporter: beautiful things here are the cakes. we are where the magic is made and it's the best smelling magic i've ever seen. we are live at charm city cakes where they are creating something special for the gold cup this weekend. and how to meet the ace of ca
FOX
Apr 30, 2010 7:00am EDT
the combined company would be called united. it'd be based in united hometown of chicago. >>> toyota returning one of its luxury suvs to the sales floor. the gx460 was yanked following a consumer report safety warning. there was concern over the stability control system. consumer reports said it was so bad, it issued a do not buy warning. the automaker says dealers will update those systems. >>> now to a consumer alert that every parent needs to hear. the government recalling hundreds of thousands of cribs, warning that babies could suffocate or be strangled. the recall follows the death of a massachusetts baby. it affects all full sized simplicity cribs with tubular medal mattress support frames and drop side wood graco cribs. we have more information on myfoxdc.com about this huge recall. >>> 8:40 right now on this friday morning. forget hollywood. this weekend all the celebrities are here in washington. it is white house correspondent's dinner time and we'll get the scoop. >> when we come back, we let you know the hottest places to go for star gazing. other than baltimore to see holly morri
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